Mount Boucherie, Hiking an Inactive Volcano

Mount Boucherie, Hiking an Inactive Volcano To imagine thick lava flows pouring down the surface of the mountain was nearly unbelievable. What kind of pressure could make rock so hot that it turned to liquid… Mount Boucherie is located on the west side of the Okanagan Lake, in West Kelowna, BC.  It stands only 1368 feet[…]

Basic Instagram Editing

Basic Instagram Editing “Lighting, Colour, Definition”     Instagram is quickly becoming a standard for displaying photography, whether it is personal or professional.  Everyone seems to be connected through it, and hashtags are displayed everywhere. Businesses advertise through it, girls boast model-like photos, and travel photographers (like myself) try to shine through the multitude of others[…]

Hiking the Othello Tunnels

Hiking the Othello Tunnels “The three tunnels cut through the thick granite of the Coquihalla Canyon and all lined up perfectly straight.” Originally used as a train route in the 1900s by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Othello Tunnels have become an amazing part of the Coquihalla Canyon near Hope, BC. The trail is approximately[…]

Dangerous and Abandoned Blue Hawk Mine

Dangerous and Abandoned Blue Hawk Mine   The Blue Hawk Mine is an obscure and abandoned mine gold and silver mine that can be found on eastern slope of Blue Grouse mountain near Kelowna, BC. Work on the site began in the 1930s, and extended just later than 1986. The mineshaft itself goes approximately 300[…]

Vernon Towne Theatre and Its Ghosts

Vernon Towne Theatre and Its Ghosts This location is the only place that has actually scared me to the point of almost having to leave the building… I was not looking or even expecting to experience anything paranormal while I tried to kill some time in Vernon, BC. I had been researching allegedly haunted places[…]

Abandoned Service Station, Or Hippy Skate Park?

Abandoned Service Station, Or Hippy Skate Park? “There is a certain, yet odd mixture of beauty and horror when you step foot onto an abandoned property. It’s peaceful, but terrifying.” Located off the Number 1 Hwy, between Kananaskis Country and Canmore, there stands a decrepit and modified service station. It is quickly noticed by most[…]

Ghostly Laughter of Children, La Barriere Park

Ghostly Laughter of Children, La Barriere Park “An unearthly gust of wind rushed past me curiously on my left side, almost as if an invisible spectre had swooshed by me, leaving nothing but chills down my spine.” La Barriere Park is a 323 acre park that encompasses a portion of the La Salle River.  It[…]

Manitoba has Cliffs and Caves? Steep Rock Does.

Manitoba has Cliffs and Caves? Steep Rock Does. “Geologists have a saying – rocks remember. ” -Neil Armstrong Steep Rock, Manitoba, is located approximately 2.5 hrs north of Winnipeg, on the east shore of Lake Manitoba. Who knew that there was such an amazing place in Manitoba? Famous for its unique limestone rock formations, the[…]

Trespassing: A Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Trespassing: A Lesson Learned the Hard Way “Its principal feature seemed to be that of an excessive antiquity. The discoloration of ages had been great.” -Edgar Allan Poe (The Fall of the House of Usher) Note: I apologize for the lack of photos in this article.  Due to its sensitive nature, it is in my best[…]